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Gigabyte 970A-DS3P AM3+ AMD 970 DDR3 ATX

Gigabyte 970A-DS3P AM3+ AMD 970 DDR3 ATX

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Quicklinx: 8Y95WS00 Mfr#: GA-970A-DS3P
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Description

The 970A-DS3 motherboard is designed to offer a stable, high-speed platform for delivering amazingly fast data transfer via the GIGABYTE 333 onboard acceleration technologies. Featuring the USB3.0 controller, AMD 900 series motherboards allow users to take advantage of super fast USB transfer rates of up to 5Gbps, delivering 10x faster data transfer compared to USB 2.0. Utilizing the industry's first Serial ATA Revision 3.0 solution via AMD SB950 chipset, GIGABYTE AMD 900 series motherboards offer native 6 ports of next generation high speed data storage devices support with data transfer speeds of up to 6 Gbps with RAID 0, 1, 5, 10. The AMD 900 series motherboards introduce a unique hardware design with lower resistance fuses for ensuring lower voltage drops and providing more stable and plentiful power delivery. USB ports also benefit from a 3x power boost for better power delivery to power hungry USB devices.

  • Humidity protection

    Humidity can play havoc on a motherboard's circuitry. GIGABYTE's glass fabric PCB design helps protect against electrical shorts due to humidity by reducing the gaps in spacing between PCB filaments.
  • Electrostatic protection

    GIGABYTE Ultra Durable 4 Classic motherboards feature High ESD Resistance ICs which help protect the motherboard against electrostatic discharge.
  • Power failure protection

    Permanent damage from power surge or failure during BIOS update can be avoided with GIGABYTE DualBIOS, which automatically enables a secondary, back up BIOS.
  • On/Off Charge technology

    GIGABYTE On/Off Charge technology allows you to charge your iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch regardless of whether your PC is on, in standby mode or even off. A derivative of GIGABYTE's highly acclaimed 3x USB power feature, On/Off Charge enables devices to draw more current from GIGABYTE motherboard USB ports than standard USB ports allow, so that charging from your PC can be as fast as with a charger.
  • Get ready for 32 nm AMD AM3+ CPU

    GIGABYTE's AMD motherboards are ready to support 32 nm AMD AM3+ multi-core processors, delivering the very best platform for multitasking, multimedia and high performance gaming.
  • Supports 45 nm AMD AM3 CPU

    This motherboard designs with split power plane, 4+1 phase VRM to support AMD the latest 45nm AM3 PhenomII/ AthlonII processors, delivering the great performance enchantment to system and ultimate scalability hardware expending.
  • SATA 6 Gbps Ssupport

    Yet another onboard feature of GIGABYTE AMD 900 series motherboards are integrated the latest AMD SB950 chip for high-speed SATA Revision 3.0 compatibility, delivering 6 ports native superfast 6 Gbps link speeds for twice the data transfer rates of SATA Revision 2.0 and RAID 0, 1, 5, 10 support. When used in RAID 0 mode, GIGABYTE AMD 900 series motherboards offer even faster data transfer rates of up to 4x the speed of current SATA interfaces.
  • USB 3.0 support

    The GIGABYTE motherboards support the latest generation SuperSpeed USB 3.0 technology made possible through an onboard USB3.0 host controller. With super fast transfer rates of up to 5 Gbps, users are able to experience an almost a 10x improvement over USB 2.0. Additionally, backwards compatibility with USB 2.0 assures users of long term use of their legacy USB 2.0 devices. The onboard SuperSpeed USB 3.0 technology also provides power management features that include increased maximum bus power and device current draw to better accommodate power-hungry devices.
  • 3x USB power boost

    GIGABYTE motherboards feature a 3x USB power boost, delivering greater compatibility and extra power for USB devices. GIGABYTE's unique USB power design is also able to efficiently regulate output over the full voltage range, which greatly enhances USB device compatibility. In addition, dedicated lower resistance fuses ensure lower voltage drops, and provide more stable and plentiful power delivery.
  • AMD OverDrive support

    The AMD OverDrive utility is provided by AMD, offering high-end users the ability to maximize the capability, flexibility, and adjustability of the platforms utilizing AMD processors, sockets, and chipsets.
  • Dual channel DDR3 2000+ MHz

    Delivering native support for DDR3 memory up to 2000 MHz, GIGABYTE Ultra Durable 3 series motherboards allow users to easily reach higher memory frequencies at lower voltages; achieving higher memory performance with lower power consumption to run even the most memory intensive applications such as high-definition video and 3D games with ease.
  • Turbo XHD- full automatic RAID 0/stripe

    GIGABYTE Turbo XHD provides a quick and easy way to boost your hard drive performance. Just via the latest BIOS update, Turbo XHD will automatically enabled when the system detecting SATA3 HDDs and providing users effortlessly to set up a RAID 0/Strip configuration.
  • Multi-display support with 2 way AMD CrossFireX

    Flexible graphics capabilities - up to 2 VGA cards are supported for 2 way AMD CrossFireX, delivering the ultimate in graphics performance for gaming enthusiasts who demand the highest frame rates without compromising on resolution.
  • EasyTune6

    GIGABYTE has completely redesigned EasyTune6 from the ground up to make it easier than ever to manage and monitor your hardware resources as well as tweak your system settings in order to achieve maximum system performance. Whether you are an overclocking enthusiast, or a computer novice, EasyTune6 provides the tools you need to quickly and effortlessly fine tune your system.
  • AutoGreen- greening your PC via Bluetooth cellphone

    AutoGreen technology can automatically save power by simply putting your PC in a state of sleep when your Bluetooth cell phone is out of range of your computer.
  • Norton Internet security

    Fast, comprehensive, and up-to-the-minute protection against online threats. It safeguards your computer, identity, and home network without slowing you down. It sets a standard for speed and makes online shopping, banking, and browsing safer and more convenient than ever.

Specifications

Summary

Product Description
Gigabyte GA-970A-DS3P - 1.0 - motherboard - ATX - Socket AM3+ - AMD 970
Product Type
Motherboard - ATX
Chipset Type
AMD 970 / AMD SB950
Processor Socket
1 x Socket AM3+
Compatible Processors
Opteron, Sempron, Phenom II X3, Athlon II X2, Phenom II X2, Athlon II X4, Athlon II X3, Athlon II, Phenom II X4, Phenom II X6, FX
Data Bus Transfer Rate
4.8 GT/s
Max RAM Size
32 GB
RAM Supported
4 DIMM slots - DDR3
Storage Ports
6 x SATA-600 (RAID)
USB / FireWire Ports
USB 3.0 2 x USB 3.0 + 6 x USB 2.0 + (2 x USB 3.0 + 6 x USB 2.0 via headers)
Audio
HD Audio (8-channel)
LAN
Gigabit Ethernet


Detail

General

Product Type
Motherboard - ATX
Chipset Type
AMD 970 / AMD SB950
Data Bus Transfer Rate
4.8 GT/s
Processor Socket
Socket AM3+
Max Processors Qty
1
Compatible Processors
Opteron, Sempron, Phenom II X3, Athlon II X2, Phenom II X2, Athlon II X4, Athlon II X3, Athlon II, Phenom II X4, Phenom II X6, FX

Supported RAM

Max Size
32 GB
Technology
DDR3
Bus Clock
1600 MHz, 1333 MHz, 1066 MHz, 1866 MHz, 2000 MHz (O.C.)
Features
Dual channel memory architecture

Audio

Type
HD Audio (8-channel)
Audio Codec
Realtek ALC887
Compliant Standards
High Definition Audio

LAN

Network Interfaces
Gigabit Ethernet

Expansion / Connectivity

Expansion Slots
1 x CPU , 4 x DIMM 240-pin (1.5 V) , 1 x PCIe 2.0 x16 , 1 x PCIe 2.0 x16 (x4 mode) , 3 x PCIe 2.0 x1 , 2 x PCI
Storage Interfaces
AMD SB950: SATA-600 -connectors: 6 x 7pin Serial ATA - 6 devices - RAID 0 / RAID 1 / RAID 10 / RAID 5 / JBOD
Interfaces
1 x PS/2 keyboard / mouse , 6 x USB 2.0 , 2 x USB 3.0 , 1 x LAN (Gigabit Ethernet) , 1 x audio line-out - mini-jack , 1 x audio line-in - mini-jack , 1 x microphone - mini-jack
Internal Interfaces
1 x audio - header , 1 x SPDIF out - header , 6 x USB 2.0 - header , 2 x USB 3.0 - header
Power Connectors
4-pin ATX12V connector, 24-pin main power connector

Features

BIOS Type
AMI
BIOS Features
DMI 2.0 support, ACPI 2.0a support, SMBIOS 2.6 support, UEFI BIOS
Hardware Monitoring
CPU core temperature, chassis temperature, CPU fan tachometer, chassis fan tachometer, system voltage, CPU overheating protection, power supply fan tachometer
Hardware Features
DualBIOS, Q-Flash, AutoGreen, On/Off Charge, GIGABYTE 333 Onboard Acceleration, Ultra Durable 4 Classic, AMD CrossFireX technology support, 3TB+ Unlock

Miscellaneous

Software Included
Norton Internet Security, @BIOS, EasyTune 6, Q-Share, Xpress Install
Compliant Standards
Plug and Play, ACPI 2.0a, Energy-Related Products (ErP) Lot 6
Width
30.5 cm
Depth
21.5 cm
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